Psycho Killer caught my eye initially as it is a locally designed game right here in Canberra. It was initially Kickstarted in 2020, and after a successful campaign, it is now available through their website and locally. Inspired by retro slasher movies, this is a quick, take-that style hand management game where you must avoid injury and attacks from your 'friends'.
Bloody Oath! What an ambitious experience this game is promising to be. I'm not obligated to tell you anything about the quality of the gameplay in this 'unboxing' post, but TBGD is going to play a few games of Oath and publish a review in a few weeks, so keep an eye out! Oath is … Continue reading Oath: What’s in the box?
Welcome to the Ball, friends! We shall all transform beneath our magical masks... 2 – 5 Players | 20 – 40 Minutes | Designed by Tim Eisner, Ben Eisner & James Hudson The Grimm Masquerade sees players pointing fingers and throwing accusations, all while trying to keep their own identity hidden. It is a bluffing … Continue reading The Grimm Masquerade Unboxing
Paladins of the West Kingdom is the follow up game from Garphill Games in the West Kingdom Trilogy. In Paladins, you will be managing your faith, strength and influence in order to defend your kingdom, appoint Monks, and spread faith throughout the kingdom, all within 7 rounds! 1 – 4 Players | 90 – 120 … Continue reading Paladins of the West Kingdom Unboxing
Roam is the next small-box game by designer Ryan Laukat (think Eight Minute Empire size) which is set in the same universe as Near and Far/Above and Below. The game was launched on Kickstarter, with the option to upgrade to metal coins (regrets!) and included a small promo pack of cards to add to the … Continue reading Roam Unboxing
I don't really like jokes about unrefined oil... They are too crude for my taste. 2 - 4 Players | 60 – 120 Minutes | Designed by Ryan Courtney Ok. Following that terrible joke, we can move onto unboxing Pipeline! Pipeline has quickly become one of the most talked about games of 2019 after flying … Continue reading Pipeline Unboxing
Architects of the West Kingdom is the latest standalone game from Garphill Games and the first game in the new West Kingdom series of games. The game sees players become architects during the Carolingian Empire, where they must gain noble status in order to impress the king, or they may choose to sink to the depths of the black market in order to scavenge precious resources to complete buildings such as the Archbishop's cathedral.
Tokyo Metro is the next game I will be unboxing, and the final game in this trio of Tokyo inspired games designed by Jordan Draper. Players act as investors in Tokyo, building train stations, speculating on various train lines, and using their workers effectively in order to earn the most money. 1 - 5 Players | … Continue reading Tokyo Metro Unboxing
Following on from my previous unboxing is the next game in the Tokyo Series by designer Jordan Draper - Tokyo Jutaku! Players become emerging architects in Tokyo, fighting in real time to build the most successful designs, whilst still abiding by strict building requirements. 1-8 Players | 10 - 30 Minutes | Designed by Jordan … Continue reading Tokyo Jutaku Unboxing
Tokyo Jidohanbaiki is just one of the exciting new titles in The Tokyo Series Games which are published by Jordan Draper Games. The series brings together multiple designers to create really unique and innovative game concepts based around Japanese life and culture. So far, just 3 titles have been released on Kickstarter, with 3 more new … Continue reading Tokyo Jidohanbaiki Unboxing